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Romance & Ritual. Celebrating the Jewish Wedding

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Editor & Curator

Grace Cohen Grossman.

Imprint

Los Angeles, Calif., USA, 2001. 144 pp., illustrations: 120 col., 29 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0970429517

Location

Skirball Cultural Center (18 August 2001–6 January 2002)

Description

Rituals, objects and representations from Jewish weddings in various periods and places. Introduction to the exhibition and to the Museum’s holdings by Grace Cohen Grossman. Five essays on: the evolution of Jewish wedding ceremonies (Tal Goani, Didier Y. Reiss), representations of the wedding on Ashkenazic Torah binders (Shalom Sabar), Middle Eastern bridal costumes (Esther Juhasz, Noam Bar’am-Ben Yossef), the American Jewish wedding (Jenna Weissman Joselit), and paired portraits in the Museum’s collection (Barbara C. Gilbert). Material divided into five sections: Ketubbot, Wimpeln (Torah binders), Bridal Tableaux (bridal costumes and wedding ephemera), A Nuptial Fortnight in Djerba, and A Wedding Album (postcards, invitations, medals, souvenirs etc.). Detailed descriptive entries. 176 items.

main keywords

BRIDAL GARMENTSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSKETUBBOTPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITS, HUSBAND-WIFE PENDANTSTORAH BINDERSWEDDING/MARRIAGE

minor keywords

AfghanistanBukharaChinaChuppahDjerbaEngagement contracts (Tena’im)GreeceHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscriptsHenna ceremony/objectsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsIran/PersiaIraqMedalsMoroccoMusicPostcardsPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesRhodesShana Tova greeting cardsTorah bindersTurkeyUnited StatesWedding cupsYemen

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Gallery guide, booklet, 12 pp.

Catalog of Catalogs Online

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